Marcel Irnie finished out the 2008 Armour Bodies Amateur 600 Sport Bike series with a strong result at Shannonville, Ontario on August 31st. Marcel scored a sixth place race finish and garnered enough points to secure sixth overall in the national series.
As Marcel was determined to take his AMSOIL KREATER Custom Cycle ZX6RR to the top of the leader board, he arrived one week early to take advantage of four track days at Shannonville Motorsport Park. This preparation paid huge dividends for Marcel as he topped the time sheets in Friday’s rainy practice and managed a strong fourth in Saturday’s qualifying sessions.
Sunday’s race brought early challenges as Marcel dropped four places in the race to the first turn. Marcel worked his way to fifth by the end of the first lap and eventually settled into fourth spot. Sean Huffman dove under Marcel on the last lap to nudge him down to fifth place. Race stewards determined that Marcel and another rider had jumped the start and he was given a five second penalty. This knocked Marcel down to sixth in the final results.
With a sixth place finish in the series overall standings, Marcel is one of the favorites in the amateur 600 class for 2009 as the top five above him will move up to the Pro class. The entire Parts Canada series will be televised on TSN. Parts Canada Superbike Championship TV Schedule.